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Apple Watch Series 8 vs Earlier Models: Which is the Best Option?

March 22, 2023
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Are you looking to upgrade your Apple Watch to the newest and most advanced model? If your answer is yes, then you should dive into the details of the Apple Watch Series 8. In this article we will break down the key differences between the Apple Watch Series 8, 7, 6 and the new SE 2nd Gen to help you decide which is the best model for you or for someone you are shopping for.

When it comes to processing power, the Apple Watch Series 8 comes with the 64-bit dual-core S8 chipset, compared to the S7 chip in the Series 7 and 6. While the latest models may not have a perceptible speed bump, those coming from a Series 3 or 4 will definitely notice a faster and more responsive watch. The S8 is also noted to be 20% faster than the S5 chip.

When it comes to storage, all models come with 32GB, a huge jump from a Series 3 or 4.

For case and display size, the Apple Watch Series 8 keeps the same sizes as the Series 7 (45 and 41mm cases) and has a larger display that is 20% bigger than Series 4-6/SE and 50% larger than the Series 3.
The Apple Watch Ultra offers the biggest case yet (49mm case) and a 410×502 resolution display that offers 1164 sq. mm – 27% bigger than the display on the Series 4-6/SE.

The Apple Watch SE 2nd gen features the same case size options and the same display sizes as the 1st gen/Series 6 and earlier. The Apple Watch 8 and 7 offer compatibility with all bands, loops, and bracelets designed for the previous generation Apple Watch sizes (38/40/41/42/44/45mm).

When it comes to battery life, all models have 18 hour of battery life without low power mode, and 36 hours of battery life with low power mode. The Apple Watch Ultra introduces the biggest battery yet (36 hours of standard battery life and up to 60 hours of extended use with Low Power mode). All models offer 8 hours use from an 8 minute charge.

When it comes to features, the Apple Watch Series 8 brings a number of new features, including a temperature sensor for advanced cycle tracking and detection as well as hardware for detecting car crashes. It also offers an ECG app, Blood Oxygen app, High/Low Heart Rate Notifications, new Compass app with waypoints and backtracking, IP6X dust resistance, water resistance to 50m, sleep tracking, fall detection and emergency SOS. The SE 2nd Gen offers all the same features except for the ECG and Blood Oxygen app.

The Apple Watch Series 8 starts from $399/$429 and up, the Series 7 usually sells at a discount and the SE 2nd Gen goes from $249.

We hope this guide on the Apple Watch Series 8 vs 7 and earlier helps you decide which watch is best for you or someone you are shopping for. Comment with any questions you have!

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